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VIRTUE
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Virtue hath no virtue if it be not impugned; then appeareth how great it is, of what value and power it is, when by patience it approveth what it works.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Virtue is shut out from no one; she is open to all, accepts all, invites all, gentlemen, freedmen, slaves, kings, and exiles; she selects neither house nor fortune; she is satisfied with a human being without adjuncts.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Virtue is that perfect good, which is the complement of a happy life; the only immortal thing that belongs to mortality.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Virtue with some is nothing but successful temerity.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Virtue withers away if it has no opposition.
  [Lat., Marcet sine adversario virtus.]
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca),
        De Providentia (II)

Virtue is according to nature; vices are hostile and dangerous.
  [Lat., Virtus secundum naturam est; vitia inimica et infesta sunt.]
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca), Epistles
         (L)

As many as are the difficulties which Virtue has to encounter in this world, her force is yet superior.
      - Lord Shaftesbury, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (Anthony Ashley Cooper)

I would be virtuous for my own sake, though nobody were to know it; as I would be clean for my own sake, though nobody were to see me.
      - Lord Shaftesbury, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (Anthony Ashley Cooper)

But virtue never will be mov'd,
  Though lewdness court it in a shape of heaven.
      - William Shakespeare

Can virtue hide itself? Go to, mum, you are he; graces will appear, and there's an end.
      - William Shakespeare

For in the fatness of these pursy times
  Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg.
      - William Shakespeare

Her virtues, graced with external gifts,
  Do breed love's settled passions in my heart.
      - William Shakespeare

His virtues
  Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against
    The deep damnation of his taking-off.
      - William Shakespeare

I'll leave my son my virtuous deeds behind;
  And would my father had left me no more!
    For all the rest is held at such a rate,
      As brings a thousandfold more care to keep,
        Than in possession any jot of pleasure.
      - William Shakespeare

If our virtues did not go forth of us, it were all alike as if we had them not.
      - William Shakespeare

Our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues.
      - William Shakespeare

To show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and presence.
      - William Shakespeare

Virtue preserv'd from fell destruction's blast,
  Led on by heaven, and crown'd with joy at last.
      - William Shakespeare

Virtue that transgresses is but patched with sin; and sin that amends is but patched with virtue.
      - William Shakespeare

Virtue's office never breaks men's troth.
      - William Shakespeare

For anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now. was and is, to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature, to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure.
      - William Shakespeare,
        Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, ii)

Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
      - William Shakespeare,
        Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, iv)

Forgive me this is my virtue.
  For in the fatness of these pursy times
    Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg,
      Yea, curb and woo for leave to do him good.
      - William Shakespeare,
        Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, iv)

My heart laments that virtue cannot live
  Out of the teeth of emulation.
      - William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
         (Artemidorus at II, iii)

According to his virtue let us use him,
  With all respect and rites of burial.
      - William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
         (Octavius at V, v)


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